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Howard D. Bidwell Obituary, Biography, Wife, Children, Julie Banderas Father

Howard D. Bidwell Biography and Wiki

Howard D. Bidwell was an American celebrity father famously known for being the father of Julie Banderas, an American television news anchor for the Fox News Channel, based in New York City.

Howard D. Bidwell Obituary

On Tuesday, Howard D. Bidwell died peacefully at home (November 16, 2010). He was born on January 1, 1930, in East Hartford, Connecticut, to Howard E Bidwell and Corinne Clapp Bidwell.

After graduating from East Hartford High School, he attended Bucknell University and earned a B.S. in civil engineering. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps.

Howard founded Consolidated Precast, Inc. in 1966 to manufacture architectural precast concrete. It was originally located in Farmington before being relocated to Thomaston in 1986. He was the President of the Architectural Precast Association and was well-known in his field.

He was a long-time Farmington resident who served on the Republican Town Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He was also a founding member of the Farmington Rotary Club, a past president, and a three-time Paul Harris Fellow.

He was also a longtime member of Farmington’s First Church of Christ, Congregational. Howard was exposed to his father’s love of sailing from birth and carried it into adulthood, becoming a member of the Off-Soundings Club and the Baldwin Yacht Club.

Howard enjoyed cruising and racing, both of which he was very successful at. In his class, he won the “Daytona Beach to Bermuda Race” three times.

Howard leaves behind his son Howard (Bud) Bidwell and his wife Ellen of Harwinton, his daughter Marybeth (Becky) Bender and her husband Kurt of Lebanon, his daughter Susan Williams and her husband David of Lebanon, his daughter Tracy Bidwell of Columbia, S.C., his daughter Julie Bidwell-Sansone and her husband Andrew of NYC, and his daughter Melissa Bidwell of Brooklyn, NY. Joanna and Scott Bender, John and Katie Bidwell, Rachel and Rebekah Williams, and Addison Sansone are among his seven grandchildren. Prior to that, he was married to Virginia Pocock of Lebanon and Fabiola Bidwell of Farmington.

He also leaves a brother, Wayne Bidwell, his wife, Martha, and their daughter, Amelia, of Farmington.

Howard D. Bidwell Wife

Howard was married to Ellen Bidwell at the time of his death; he was previously married to Virginia Pocock of Lebanon and Fabiola Bidwell of Farmington.

Howard D. Bidwell Daughter

Julie Banderas (born Julie Bidwell; circa 1973–1974) is a Fox News Channel news anchor based in New York City.

Banderas previously hosted Fox Report Weekend before transitioning to a weekday anchor position. She is currently the primary weekday fill-in anchor.

Julie Banderas Salary

Julie Banderas’s salary is $420,000 every year and gets a monthly salary of $34,970. She is an American journalist who currently serves as a New York-based anchor for FOX News Channel. She joined the network in 2005.

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Year 2024 2025
Julie Banderas Salary $420 thousand $455 thousand
Julie Banderas Net Worth $14 million $18 million

Julie Banderas Net Worth

Julie Banderas is estimated to have a net worth of $14 million at present. She has accumulated her net worth with the versatility she has shown in each field she has worked in. Her main source of earnings is from her journalism career. As she progresses in her career, her net worth is projected to rise.

Julie Banderas Family

Banderas is the daughter of Fabiola R. Bidwell (1930–2010) and Howard Dexter Bidwell. Her mother is a Colombian immigrant, and her father is a Navy veteran and civil engineer who founded Consolidated Precast, Inc. From her father’s first marriage, Banderas has a sister and four half-siblings. Emerson College awarded Banderas a bachelor’s degree.

  • Born: September 25, 1973 (age 49 years), Hartford, CT
  • Height: 5′ 5″
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Andrew Sansone (m. 2009)
  • Children: Avery Julie Sansone, Addison Melissa Sansone
  • Parents: Howard D. Bidwell, Fabiola R. Bidwell
  • Siblings: Melissa Bidwell and Four Step-Siblings

Julie Banderas Age

Banderas is 51 years old as of 2024. She was born on September 25, 1973, in Hartford, CT, in the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday every year with her family and close friends; her zodiac sign is Libra.

Julie Banderas Career

Banderas began her career at Boston’s WLVI-TV. She later worked as a local news anchorwoman for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, VA; WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA; WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT; and WNYW in New York City.

Banderas began working for Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter in March 2005.

She took over as Fox Report Weekend anchorwoman in 2008, succeeding Laurie Dhue. Harris Faulkner took over her responsibilities after she went on maternity leave in 2010. She returned to Fox News from maternity leave near the end of 2010 and was promoted to general news correspondent.

She gained international media attention in June 2006 for her infamous on-air confrontation with Shirley Phelps-Roper, former spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church, in which she later stated “These people should be arrested, and I understand the right to protest, but when you disgrace not only our fallen soldiers, but when you disgrace innocent young children, I swear. Lock ’em up. Throw away the key. Give ’em the death penalty. I think it‘s disgusting.”

Banderas incorrectly stated on the air in January 2022 that the bipartisan infrastructure bill of 2021 had not been passed (the bill was signed into law on November 15, 2021).

She later tweeted that she “misspoke” on the air and that what she meant to say was that the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed on the day of the broadcast, despite the fact that President Biden had “tout[ed] the bipartisan bill back in June.”

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